Easter Week 6

MCR Events

Mentoring Common Table – Monday June 3rd 19:30

Formal hall with your mentors

Chu-Talk Holly Preece – Wendesday June 5th 19:30

Come listen to an amazing talk from our in-house astrophysicist Holly Preece in the Tizard Room

Cricket Match @ Queens College Sports Grounds – Thursday June 6th 17:30

Cheer on the cricket team to victory against Queens!

MCR Formal Hall – Friday June 6th 17:30

Termly General Meeting – Monday June 10th 19:30

Please join us for our termly general meeting next Monday at 19:30 in the Sandy Ashmore Room

MCR Guest Night June 22nd @ 19:00

Theme to be determined…possibly ‘woodworking’…be on the lookout for more information coming soon!


Science Innovation Union Event “Where can your PhD take you?” Monday 3rd June 18:30

Where can your PhD take you? Meet. Explore. Talk.

Science Innovation Union (SIU) Cambridge is hosting the event Where can your PhD take you? Meet. Explore. Talk. We have invited some of the most inspiring Cambridge alumni to share their journey from academia to other sectors. They are coming from the most successful companies such as scientific journals, Pangea Investors, IQVIA, NHS, GSK. 

MEET the previous PhD and postdoctoral students of life sciences, physics, clinical research, theoretical physics and mathematics, technology, and chemistryfrom consultancy, editors of scientific journals, researchers from industry, patent offices, biomedical companies, and clinical trials companies will share their experience with you! Your task is to fully EXPLORE all the opportunities which are in front of you! TALK and ask any question which is bothering you in your thriving to go outside of academia. This is a unique chance to save your time and answer questions about your future which are bothering you

Attend our event to hear from and network with our inspiring representatives from companies and find out what opportunities are out there for you! The event consists of multiple networking sessions where you will have the opportunity to ask all questions

As always, this event is free and open to the public! However, spots are limited so please register at your earliest convenience.


JOIN US on Monday, the 3rd of June, 6.30 pm, Old Divinity School-St John’s College! Attachments area

AfriSTEM Symposium Friday 28th June

Event name: 2019 Africans in STEM Symposium

Venue: Center for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, West Cambridge Site

Event Date: Fri 28 June 2019

Abstract submission deadline: Fri 17 May 2019

Description: The mission of the inaugural Africans in STEM symposium is to highlight Africans conducting research in STEM fields and also any STEM research that is directly related to the African climate and market. The symposium will create an avenue for researchers to connect, share ideas and potentially form collaborations. It is primarily targeted at STEM researchers at all levels of expertise – from undergraduate Part IIs to principal investigators. We strongly encourage young researchers, especially students, to present their work in the form of a poster and/or oral presentation at the symposium. Delegates who are interested in giving a presentation should submit their presentation title and abstract by Fri May 17. This can be done by following the links on our website which is found here: https://www.africansinstem.co.uk/. Details of how to register for the symposium can also be found on the website. We welcome all to attend.

Cambridge Hub Social Action

If you are passionate about integrating into and building community
outside of University contexts, and are concerned about the well-being
of an ageing population, get involved with LinkAges!

Cambridge Hub is looking for a team of PhD students to develop the
LinkAges Community Hubs project, through coordinating and facilitating
Hubs for sheltered housing residents and isolated elderly people in the
local area. You will gain experience in leadership and project
development, and be trained as volunteer coordinators with a
Human-Centred Design approach, while making a massive difference to the
lives of some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

There’s a range of roles available – to find out more and apply, visit
the LinkAges webpage [1].


Cambridge Consulting Network Opportunity

CCN x WorldLabs ‘Innovations Unleashed’ project is open for applications! Cambridge Consulting Network invites you to share this opportunity with students across all departments and areas of study.

Deadline: 15 June 2019

The ‘Innovations Unleased‘ project is currently calling for new innovations with an entrepreneurial focus: projects at any stage of completion will be accepted, with the following prizes available:

  • Article featured on WorldLabs website.
  • 10-week consultancy project with Cambridge Consulting Network, bringing the best student minds in consultancy from the University of Cambridge to the winning submission.

More information is available at: www.worldlabs.org/competition/ccn-innovation-challenge.

Recruiting for Cambridge MedTech Foundation Committee

Are you interested in medical technology, innovation, education and 
leadership? Do you want to help connect students of all subjects to help 
solve real problems facing NHS patients? Would you like to work 
alongside leading clinicians and scientists?

After a successful first year, Cambridge MedTech Foundation are 
recruiting for new members to join our 2019 committee! Applications are 
open to students of all backgrounds – not just medics. A major part of 
our work is promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and we would love 
for out committee to reflect this mission.

*Deadline is 7th June 11.59pm!*

For more information about what we do, role descriptions and application 
information please see the the links below.

Find out more information here:


Find our role descriptions here:


CGE-SS Committee Applications Now Open

The CGE Student Society is currently recruiting for the upcoming 
academic year! The CGE-SS are the student committee responsible for 
organising the annual Cambridge International Development conference, 
and are seeking enthusiastic students with an interest in engaging with 
the field of international development.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all subject backgrounds are 
highly encouraged to apply, and no previous experience is necessary. For 
the chance to join a fantastic team and be involved in the planning of 
one of Cambridge’s biggest conferences, please fill in the application 
form below by midnight on FRIDAY 7TH JUNE.

More information and role descriptions can be found below.



University Career Service Events

Monday 3 June
Interview Practice Session  (3 out of 3 left)14:45 – 16:15
Tuesday 4 June
Interview Practice Session  (1 out of 3 left)13:00 – 14:30
Interview Practice Session  (2 out of 3 left)16:30 – 18:00
Thursday 6 June
Successful job applications and selections for PhDs in physical sciences/technology 14:00 – 17:00

Oxford Summer Courses Teaching Opportunity

SUMMER TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES – Oxford Summer Courses is currently seeking tutors in a range of subjects to deliver our two-week academic summer courses. We aim to give our international students (aged 13-24) an authentic Cambridge experience through seminar/tutorial teaching by passionate tutors and a programme of local cultural activities.An excellent opportunity to design your own course syllabus around your research interests, gain confidence in your teaching skills, and explore your subject with bright, driven young minds. Please apply via our website, and direct any queries to recruitment@oxfordsummercourses.com.

Around the University

Student Advisor Position for Summer

Position: Student Advisor
Location: Cambridge
Deadline: 15 June 2019
Duration: 3th July to 8th July (average 8 hours per day)
Application: Please email your cover letter and CV to info@ukvarsity.co.uk
Job Description:
Varsity Academy provides short term academic course as well as rowing training
programme for Chinese students who would like to experience Cambridge
Culture and study aboard in future.
During our programmes, we would like to have a team of student advisors in a
pastoral role work alongside us to ensure that the delegates have a safe and
enjoyable time.
Duties and Responsibility:
Depending on the event, student advisors take on various duties to ensure the
welfare and safety of the participants. Below are some examples of the duties that
Student Advisors undertake as part of their role:
§ Supervising of students during the residential activities (academic and
§ Sharing Cambridge student life with delegates by giving talks
§ Helping run ice-breakers and social activities in evenings
§ Ensuring that students adhere to their code of conduct
§ Liaising with Varsity staff and student ambassadors to ensure safeguarding
and health & safety policies are adhered to
§ Identifying participants in need of additional support
Requirement and Qualifications:
§ Current Cambridge University students
§ Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people at required
§ Cultural awareness and ability to communicate appropriately with
individuals from different backgrounds
§ Salary is around: £400 GBP + Bonus
§ Flexible working hours and free on duty meals

Once we have reviewed the applications, we will be inviting shortlisted applicants
to interview at a mutually convenient time.

CSAR Lecture Monday June 10th 19:30

The next CSAR lecture is on Monday 10th June.
If you are planning to attend on 10th June (and we hope you are), could you please be aware that Churchill College is in its Quiet Period, with students preparing for, and sitting, exams in the College.  Please maintain silence as much as you possibly can, when entering and leaving the Wolfson Hall, and in the vicinity of the library.
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Research Volunteers Wanted!

A chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher in gratitude for your time. This research examines the relationship between heart rate variability and cognitive functions. By taking part in this research, you will be helping a wider research program to develop alternative treatments for people with cognitive difficulties. The study will take approximately 90 min. For further information, please contact Wiki Tay at w.tay@uea.ac.uk 

Brain Scan Participants needed for memory study! Get £42.50 (4h)

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our 7T MRI memory experiment. The study takes 4h – 1.5h MRI scanning and 2.5h of paperwork/behavioural testing. You will receive £42.50 and a picture of your brain. To take part you need to fulfil our recruitment criteria:

– Aged 18-35

– Native English speaker

– Healthy

– Not claustrophobic (comfortable laying in confined space, i.e. MRI scanner)

– No history of neurological or psychiatric disorders

– Normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contacts).

– Right-handed

– Preferably experience participating in MRI studies (3T or 7T), but not required.

– MRI-specific exclusion criteria apply – assessed by MRI safety screening form 

The scanning will take place at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre:

Please contact Andrea (ag898@cam.ac.uk) if you are interested and would like to receive some more information.

Writing Opportunity for a New Journal ‘An Inkling’

Calling all outstanding writers: An Inklingis inviting articles for edition 2.

An Inklingis a journal for outstanding writers to put forward outstanding writing on any subject at an intellectual but non-specialist level. Whether you want to communicate your current research to a wide audience, or write about something totally unrelated to your degree, here is your chance.An Inklingwill be available in print only (not online) and articles should be c1,000-2,500 words in length.

Edition 1 (publication forthcoming) features a fantastically wide range of topics – from the language of mathematics and breath-control to Tolkien’s morality and the nature of fearClick here to find out more, or sign up to the mailing list.

Submit your abstract for edition 2 here – the abstract deadline is Monday 27 June 2019.